Aortic was formed in 2011, in the last week of November. At the time, Rhythm Guitarist Sebastian Wheeler was looking for members for his band, WIDEYEDAZE. Sebastian had met Lead Vocalist and Lead Guitarist David Ziegler a few months before then and became quick acquaintances with one another. Sebastian asked David about joining the remnants of his band, David insisted that they started fresh and began a new project. David contacted drummer Matthew Green about drumming for the band, almost immediately replying with a yes, AORTIC was officially formed.Through this formation the band has compiled the best of their talents, pulling in from each one of their influences to deliver their hard hitting unique sound.Combining the styles of modern death metal with classic old school death metal.
After the original line up disassembled in early March of 2013, leaving only Sebastian Wheeler as the original founding member, The band went on hiatus in order to write and complete a new line up.After four months Aortic's new line up emerged with Nick on Vocals, Aaron Owens on Lead Guitar, Steven Freeman on drums, and Sebastian Wheeler on Guitar; continuing and completing the line up in late August of 2013.
AORTIC has played with several great bands in cities around the country:
Coathanger Abortion (TN), Malignant Christ (TN), Cranial Impalement (TN) Abnormality (MA) Submit to Suffering (NY) The Reason Were Legion (VA) Plagues Of Prophecy (TN) Amongst The Giant (GA) Beyond Bethel(TN) Enruined(TN) Unspoken Triumph(TN) Naming Nations(TN)